Asaba - Delta Force Female Basketball Club on Sunday
defeated First Deep Water of Lagos 60-56 points to record their sixth straight
win at the ongoing Zenith Bank National Female Basketball League.
In the game played in the indoor sports hall of the Asaba
Township Stadium, Delta Force overran their hard-fighting opponents with a
great display of skills and determination.
Delta Force’s coach, Aikoroje Benson who was full of praise
for his girls for the hard-fought victory, expressed confidence in the team.
He added that they have continued to improve with every game
played so far.
“We are here to win, just like every other team in the
league. We are improving with every game we play, and I must commend the girls
for today's (Sunday’s) win. It was not an easy game, but we thank God that we
“As a team, our target is to win all our games, finish top
so that we can go to the final phase in Lagos and fight for the tittle, which I
believe we will win," Benson said.
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Team captain Esther Igben also corroborated the position of
her coach, expressing confidence in the ability of the team to win all their
games and qualify for the finals in Lagos.
“We are prepared to win all our games, and the team is
improving with every single game. Today, we rose to the occasion and won
against a hard-fighting team. It was a sweet victory,’’ she said.
Igben, who is one of the most experienced players in the
Delta Force team, urged for more support for the team, saying the team were determined
to win the league trophy.
Secretary of the Delta Basketball Association, Faith
Okoh-Baya, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) the Association was doing
everything within its power to support and motivate the players.
“We are proud of the performances of the girls so far.
Winning six games with two more games to go in the tournament is not an easy
“So, we are doing everything we can to motivate the team to
win the league trophy this season," she said.
In other games played on Sunday, IGP Queens defeated
Sunshine Angels 48-39 points, AHIP beat Immigration 57-36, while Oluyole Babes
defeated Zamfara Babes 34-20 points.
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